Pale of Settlement  

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The Pale of Settlement (Template:Lang-ru, Template:Transl, Template:Lang-yi, Template:Transl, Template:Lang-he-n, Template:Transl) was a western region of Imperial Russia with varying borders that existed from 1791 to 1917, in which permanent residency by Jews was allowed and beyond which Jewish permanent or temporary residency was mostly forbidden. Most Jews were still excluded from residency in a number of cities within the Pale as well. A limited number of Jews were allowed to live outside the area, including those with university education, the ennobled, members of the most affluent of the merchant guilds and particular artisans, some military personnel and some services associated with them, including their families, and sometimes the servants of these. The archaic English term pale is derived from the Latin word Template:Lang, a stake, extended to mean the area enclosed by a fence or boundary.

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